Charles Darwin’s Ideas of Evolution and Natural Selection

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Charles Darwin’s Ideas of Evolution and Natural Selection Reflection on the Ideas about Nature Contained in the Scientific Revolution Reflection on the Idea that Certain Human Relationship or Institutions are “Natural”

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Running head: EVOLUTION AND NATURAL SELECTIONCHARLES DARWINCharles Darwins Ideas of Evolution and Natural SelectionStudents NameUniversity Affiliation1EVOLUTION AND NATURAL SELECTIONCHARLES DARWIN2Charles Darwins Ideas of Evolution and Natural SelectionThe Theory of Evolution by Charles Darwin is a widely held notion that all life has arelation and has descended from a common ancestor. For instance, the bananas and the birds, theflowers and the fishes all are related. His general theory presumes the evolvement of life out ofnon-life and it stresses a purely naturalistic descent with modification i.e. complex creaturesusually develop from ancestors who are more simplistic naturally over a period of time. Naturalselection is the process in which organisms transform over a period of time due to the changes inbehavioral or heritable physical traits. As random genetic mutations occur inside the genetic codeof an organism, the mutations which are beneficial are preserved since they aid survival. Thistransformation or changes allow the organism to adapt to its environment in a better way andhence it helps it to survive and also have more offspring. Over a period of time, the beneficialmutations accumulate and the final result is an organism which is entirely different (Darwin,1859).Reflection on the Ideas about Nature Contained in the Scientific RevolutionDarwins Theory of Evolution has a crisis in light of the tremendous advances which

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